England captain Harry Kane to have scan on ankle after poor challenge during win over Iran


PA News Agency are reporting that England captain Harry Kane will have a scan on his ankle before Gareth Southgate’s side face the USA on Friday night.

The 29-year-old performed brilliantly as he provided two assists in The Three Lions’ 6-2 victory over Iran on Monday.

But Kane had fans’ hearts in their mouths in the second half when he went down following a shocking challenge from Iran’s Morteza Pouraliganji.

The skipper managed to play on until the 75th minute but was seen leaving the ground with a slight limp and his right ankle lightly strapped.

The Football Association remained tight-lipped about Kane’s fitness the following day but it is understood the striker is to undergo a scan before Friday’s clash with the USA.

England manager Gareth Southgate had downplayed concerns over his fitness in the press conference immediately following the Iran game.

“I think Harry’s fine,” the manager said of the 2018 Golden Boot winner.

“I mean, it obviously looked a bad tackle but he carried on in the game and we took him off, really, because we felt it was a moment we could do that.”

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